Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fun in the Sun!

The other day our friend Hayley invited us over to play in their new pool. In the early afternoon she started filling the pool with the hose. She also added hot buckets of water to make it a little warmer. (It was only about 66 degrees outside so we knew the sun wouldn't heat it too much.) She even hooked the hose to her kitchen faucet so she could add more hot water. Two and a half hours later (and no hot water to be found) the pool was still filling up! I couldn't believe Owen, Hayley's son, just dove in face first. The water was FREEZING!! Later the pool buckled and the water started flooding their backyard. It was so funny watching our delayed reactions. "Hey, where's all this water coming from? Augh!! Hurry! Fix the pool!" I'm sure her husband was delighted when the lawn was way too wet to mow that night!

While Owen and Dallin enjoyed the water, Quinn, Jared and Jenna had fun playing with the toys!


Last night for Family Home Evening we took the kids to try out their new tennis rackets that Grandma and Grandpa Gardiner gave them for their birthdays. We had so much fun attempting to hit the ball! We learned two things from the whole experience.....One, Jenna needs her own racket and two, we definitely need to go again. We had a blast and we all need a lot more practice. Help us, Uncle Steve!

You go girl! Jenna loved this, but didn't last too long. She ran to play on the slide while the rest of us played some more.

Look at that form. Actually Jared did pretty well when he wasn't being a wild child!

After Brett worked with Dallin on keeping his forearm straight, Dallin started hitting the ball a lot better.


The Duckworth Family said...

Yay look how fun! Thanks for always letting us know you have posted something knew! I love keeping up on the gardiner gang!

Paul and Amy Lacey said...

Cute! Hey, next time you can bring the swimming pool down here. It will warm up in no time and if it breaks it will save my grass that's FRYING outside. ;-) We just need a happy medium between your weather and ours - oh, wait, that would be Montana weather! :-D

Tammy said...

I miss my kids being little and letting them run around a tennis court. How cute!

Kristy, I'm still waiting for the swimming suit pictures! Come on, you were at "the pool!" :)

Paul and Amy, happy medium would be SEATTLE! (Today it's in the low 80's.)Everyone come visit us!

Kristy said...

Um...that will NOT be happening any time soon, Tammy, especially with a pool that only goes up to my knees. In the future I would only take a picture of myself in a bathing suit if I was in a pool with dark, dark, dark water up to my chin! I want people to keep visiting our blog you know!

Cristi said...

Hey...quick question! What program did you use to do the slideshow of your kids on the left side of your blog? I tried to do it with photobucket and it wouldn't work!